Hardware


Windows 8: Show Us the Hardware!

Mary Jo Foley points out that while Microsoft can talk Windows 8 all it wants, there's currently no hardware that can truly show off what Window 8 will do.

Used Xbox May Hide Your Credit Card Info

You may want to hold onto that inactive gaming console instead of selling it.

Microsoft Denies Used Xbox Credit Card Hack 

Microsoft has said it is looking into reported allegations that hackers may be able to retrieve credit card information off an Xbox 360 -- even after the hard drive has been reformatted.

Report: Wintel PC Shipments Slowing as Mobile Devices Double by 2016

The "Wintel" slice of the PC market will narrow markedly over five years' time, should IDC's latest research projections hold true.

Windows 8 Adding a New Look to Tablet Screens

Microsoft on Wednesday talked about its screen-design considerations in Windows 8.

Report: 'Personal Cloud' Eclipsing PCs in 2014

In the near future, the landing point for computer users will be the "personal cloud," rather than the PC desktop, according to Gartner.

Rumor: Windows 8 Devices To Hit Markets in October

Windows 8 devices will be released for sale in October, according to a press report.

Report: PC Sales To Improve in 2013 Thanks to Windows 8

Gartner expects that strong user adpotion of Windows 8 and steady sales of "ultrabooks" will boost the PC market next year.

4G iPad Arriving With Faster Processor, Improved Display

During a debut event this morning, Apple took the wraps off its new iPad.

IBM One Step Closer to Quantum Computing

IBM's researchers have set records for conducting error-free, basic computations with the use of microfabrication techniques to create the superconducting chips.

The Tablet Transition

While the tablet won't be replacing the laptop anytime soon, tablets continue to improve their usability.

Windows 8 on ARM Details Emerge

Microsoft on Thursday provided a lot of clarification about what to expect with Windows 8 on ARM, also known as "WOA."

ITC Attorney: Barnes & Noble Did Not Infringe Microsoft Patents

Microsoft's patent infringement claims against Barnes & Noble did not convince an attorney at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), according to a Bloomberg interview.

Microsoft Narrows Its Barnes & Noble Lawsuit

Microsoft on Thursday dropped one legal claim in a dispute with Barnes & Noble over alleged intellectual property infringements associated with the use of Android.

Kinect for Windows 1.0 Released Today

Microsoft's motion-sensor peripheral for the Xbox 360 is now available for Windows-based PCs.

Court Denies B&N's Claims of 'Patent Misuse' by Microsoft

Microsoft this week confirmed a legal setback for Barnes & Noble in an intellectual property dispute associated with Android use.

Bloated Software Woes

This month Doug looks back at the good ole' days of software -- and how tablets may bring it all back.

Using Your Laptop Abroad

When traveling overseas, your laptop adapter won't be enough. Here are some tips to keep in mind for those world travelers.

Apple's Presence in the Enterprise Growing

According to Apple's Q1 earnings report, the company's iPhones, iPads and even Mac computers are making significant inroads in the enterprise.

Dell Unveils 200-VM Server for Private Clouds

Dell added to its partnership with Microsoft (and VMware) on "private cloud" technologies by announcing a new hardware product designed to host as many as 200 virtual machines.

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